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Archive for September, 2010

I grew up reading Robert Frost, but here in northern California fences are not about neighbors – they’re about deer. The native deer population in California has allegedly plummeted, resulting in dashed hopes for thousands of hunters. This made my husband feel better about not bagging one last year, and it may be true in […]

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Read any guide to search engine optimization and you’ll find that you are supposed to tag all your photos with ALT tags and image titles.  Try to figure out what that actually means and you’ll lose your mind.  I spent several hours searching and while I found a number of informative articles, still found myself […]

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It rained this weekend. It’s early for rain in northern California. It happens – on September 17, 2001, the night we received a stage 4 cancer diagnosis for my Dad, we drove home in the mother of all thunderstorms, hoping against hope it wasn’t a bad omen (it was). But rain in September is rare. […]

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In my mind I can hear the question Andy Rooney would have asked, had he been a passenger in our truck today: “Didja ever think about doors?” Actually, not that much. Our house in El Cerrito had too many of them, so we took some out, but other than that I’ve never paid much attention. […]

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The bad news is that we failed our plumbing and electrical inspection today, but there are two pieces of good news that balance that out. First, the reasons we failed are all minor, and we’ve scheduled again for Friday. Second, and most important, Inspector Dick was not the one who showed up today. He was […]

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